Posted 3 years ago
Last Thursday night I went to the first night of a 3 day local estate auction held at the fire hall. I won some really great items like a Fanner 50 cap gun for $5, and a Pioneer PL-A450 turntable in minty condition with Shure cartridge for $1 and a few other carefully sniped items. The one thing I almost missed, because I actually paid up 3 times total, with intentions of leaving each time, but after getting in my car decided to go back in. I took a walk through and found this item and handed it to the runner and asked to put this up next. The auctioneer and all the pickers and runners didn't know how to present the piece, but some smarty pants old man in the crowd came up and told them something, then proceeded to bid against me, although I won it for $15, I was hoping to get it for less. I knew it had something to do with photography and the dovetailed wood and older spotty edged mirror let me know it had some age to it. Other than for photography I have no idea what this is called or what it is used for, but appears to be in excellent condition. Can anyone tell me more about this piece and what exactly it was used for?